According to Gaga, the fragrance “smells like an expensive hooker.” But knowing Gaga’s penchant for words, and her obsessive and possessive nature of her clothes and music, it could be both.
What I am sure of is that the liquid indeed is black. Upon spraying it on my photographer friend’s pulse points, it did fade significantly from sheer black to practically transparent. I joked that we should test its capacity to fade on the white Bebe dress I was holding in the middle of a photo shoot but my good senses held me back. Very un-Gaga of me but I digress. (Gaga famously doodled on her white Birkin with a black Sharpie)
I’m not going to pretend like a know a whole lot of perfumes by atomizing “fragrance keywords” and confuse myself more than I do you. With fragrances I tend to stick strictly to what I know, and right now all I use is my Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel. But I will say that (to me) Fame smells musky, seductive and sweet. Gaga wasn’t kidding around with the expensive hooker concept. Also like an expensive hooker, there’s little to dislike about it.
And if Gaga’s personality isn’t liquidised enough for your fancy, here’s a thought to leave you with from Mother Monster herself.
“It’s black like the soul of fame, but invisible once airborne.”